Richard Colucci

Obituary of Richard Colucci

Richard E. Colucci Richard (Dick) Colucci, a gentleman who was also a very fine, kind and gentle man moved on from this Earth on June 16, 2008. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 5, 1928. Dad grew up in Setauket, N.Y. with wonderful parents Angelo and Lida (Schmeelk) Colucci and best friend and brother Dominick. He attended Port Jefferson High School and graduated in 1946 and later completed a Bachelors Degree from Long Island University. Dad was a loyal patriot having served in the US Naval Reserves and US Army during the Korean Conflict and later the Army Reserves. He was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1962. He continued his patriotism through generous donations to the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the American Legion, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Help Hospitalized Veterans Organization for GI's fighting terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library, the Seniors Coalition, the Mayo Foundation, Easter Seals and the NRA. Dad spent many years managing his own business which entailed property management, maintenance, cost control, rental collections, refurbishing, restoration and financial consulting. Dad lived and worked in Long Island, New York, California and Nevada later moving to Florida to be close to his immediate family. The time spent together this last year has been a very happy time with many family gatherings with his daughter Christina Marie, grandchildren E.J. Webster, Richard Travis Webster and Riccalina Marie Dodson. Dad is also going to be deeply missed by his brother Dominick (Laddie) because of the wonderful and close times they shared throughout their lives. He will be missed by Laddie's life companion MaryAnn, Laddies children Peter, Michael, Lea, Laura, Jamie, cousin Bill Leonard and wife Shirley, cousin's Barbara and Lillian, Mark and close friend John Owen and all the rest of his extended family's spouses and children. I have to say that the most special thing about my father was the twinkle in his eyes, the belly laughter of his heart, always having a joke to make you smile, and always a kind word to everyone he met. We were so fortunate to have him in our world. I want to give a very special Thank You to the Port Charlotte and Englewood Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care staff for their loving care. The family is planning a celebration of life in the very near future in Port Jefferson, N.Y. If you are interested in joining us please leave a message on this site or call Christina at 941-473-7323 or e-mail to
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